10 Things to Know Before Attending a Traditional Latin Mass

10 Things to Know Before Attending a Traditional Latin Mass

By Scott P. Richert Updated September 03, 2018 In July 2007, Pope Benedict XVI restored the Traditional Latin Mass as one of the two forms of the Mass in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. In Summorum Pontificum, the Pope Emeritus declared that the Traditional Latin Mass, in use in the Western Church for 1,500 years, would

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Bishop affirms that traditional Mass unites Church in worship

By Elise Harris Vatican City, Feb 18, 2014 / 12:13 am MT ().- During a recent interview, Archbishop Arthur Roche spoke on the significance of the Traditional Latin Mass, explaining that the Mass nourishes us, and that the special rite brings us together in a unique way. “It’s a common language,

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Benedict XVI meets with advocates of Traditional Latin Mass

By Kevin J. Jones Vatican City, Sep 4, 2014 / 02:01 am MT ().- Benedict XVI met in a private audience with two leaders involved in promoting the Traditional Latin Mass, or the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, on Monday afternoon. Benedict met Sept. 1 with Cosimo Marti, co-founder of

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FAQs about the Latin Mass

Isn’t this Mass just for older Catholics?  No. The traditional Latin Mass (aka the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) continues to grow in popularity around the world: if the Mass were tied only to an elderly generation, it would be dying out instead. The overwhelming majority of Catholics who

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